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Lion, Demon and Roo accept bans

Leopold’s Andrew Pepper has accepted a two-week suspension for rough conduct on Lara’s Kane Higgins. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

LEOPOLD will be without premiership player Andrew Pepper for meetings with Colac and North Shore after accepting a two-match suspension for rough conduct on Lara’s Kane Higgins in Saturday’s win at Bisinella Oval.

Pepper, who has played every game in 2019, won’t play again until the Round 12 meeting with Bell Park on July 13.

Portarlington young gun Ross Celano has also accepted a two-week holiday for rough conduct after an incident with Torquay’s Sam Hopper in the loss at McCartney Oval.

He will miss the Demons’ meetings with Anglesea and Drysdale before the league bye in early July.

And veteran Anglesea big man Zane Vail will also be missing for a fortnight after choosing not to challenge the offer of a two-week ban for striking Newcomb’s Corey Ogle.

The former Bell Park star will sit out clashes with Portarlington and Ocean Grove.

However, fellow Roos Joel Donaldson and Jacob Nolan will appear before the AFL Barwon Tribunal after rejecting their two-week suspension offers.

Donaldson was reported for allegedly striking Jackson Turnley during the third quarter of Saturday’s match at Alcoa Oval, while the Match Review Panel cited Nolan following a request from the Power to look at an alleged intentional strike on Darcy Nolan.

Also facing the tribunal is St Albans’ Matt McKenzie for striking North Shore’s Nick Stonehouse during the Supersaints’ big win over the Seagulls at The Gordon TAFE Oval.

On Monday, Newtown & Chilwell defender Nelson Brown accepted a two-week suspension for striking South Barwon’s Ryan Dillon.

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